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Fostering Immigrant Integration

Changing demographic, economic, social and political factors make it imperative to integrate limited English-speaking immigrants into our communities. Opportunities to learn English and contribute to society are key strategies for fostering integration. Through Project SHINE, our work focuses on helping immigrant elders prepare for citizenship, work, acquire health literacy skills, and engage in meaningful civic roles.

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Philly Woman Gets Country's 2nd Highest Civilian Honor

A Philadelphia woman now holds the second-highest honor a civilian can receive in our country – the Presidential Citizens Medal.

ESL & Citizenship

Mobilizing college students from diverse disciplines and cultures to tutor older immigrants and refugees in basic English language skills, U.S. history, and civics needed to pass the naturalization exam.

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Workforce Development

Building teams of younger tutors and older volunteers to provide ESL classes to immigrants and refugees that focus on work place and employment skills.

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Health Literacy

Engaging volunteers of all ages in activities designed to enhance the health communication skills of older immigrants and refugees.

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Civic Engagement for All

Partnering with immigrant-serving organizations to develop and expand meaningful civic roles that benefit immigrant and mainstream communities.

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